TNCC Weather Advisory: Hampton Under Coastal Flood Warning, College Closed


Published: November 11, 2009

Update 11/13 6pm: Thomas Nelson will resume normal operations on Saturday, November 14, classes at both campuses will be held as normal.  Additionally the performances of “Little Shop of Horrors” scheduled for this weekend will continue as planned.

Update 11/12 7pm: TNCC will remain closed on Friday, 11/13 due to a continuation of severe weather conditions.  All classes and activities at the College are cancelled. Friday night’s performance of “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium is also canceled.

Update 11/12 6am: TNCC is closed today, 11/12, due to severe weather conditions. All day and evening classes, as well as all activities, for both the Hampton and Historic Triangle campuses are canceled.

Please continue to check TNCC.edu for updates to this situation.  The College will be utilizing Twitter for additional updates.

The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood warning for Newport News/Hampton, Virginia from 1:00 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, November 11 until 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 13.

College officials are continuously monitoring weather conditions and will provide weather updates as information becomes available.

If school cancellation and or closing announcements are necessary they will be made via the following media:

  • TV
  • Radio
  • Email
  • Thomas NelsonLink blog
  • TNCC Web Alerts
  • TNCC Weather Hotline 825-3662

The remnants of nor’easter Ida are expected to produce rain accumulations. The College community is asked to take the necessary safety precautions.

Be advised that conditions exists that may cause vehicles on the roadways to hydroplane. Hydroplaning happens when the water in front of your tires builds up faster than your car’s weight can push the water out of the way. The water pressure causes your car to rise up and slide on a thin layer of water between your tires. Please take the following precautions:

  • Drive slowly and proceed carefully on curves. Steer and brake with a light touch.
  • When you need to stop or slow down, do not brake hard or lock the wheels and risk a skid.
  • Maintain mild pressure on the brake pedal.
  • Ensure that your tires are always properly inflated.
  • Maintain good tire tread. Don’t put off replacing worn tires.
  • Slow down when roads are wet and stay away from puddles.
  • Try to drive in the tire tracks left by the cars in front of you.



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